PLENTY OF PLUS POINTS FOR LAW
Monday Jul 8, 2013
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law took a number of plus-points from the first display from his new-look squad in Saturday's first pre-season outing.
"First of all obviously you have got to come to terms with the heat, it's high 20's and I thought it was a great effort from the lads" reflected the Reds boss.
"To be fair to them, Birmingham have brought their full squad and put two different teams out. They have done it in the right way, they have worked hard. I spoke to their manager before the game and he is trying to introduce a good work ethic into their team and I think they did that.
"I thought we started the gamed well and took a deserved lead and then obviously they came into the game and had a lot of possession, they are top quality players, but I thought our lads did really well.
"We came in 2-1 down at half time, I wouldn't call them great goals, they were disappointing from our aspect. The Chris Westwood one is a bit unlucky - he has got caught in the pitch which has been left a bit long.
"In the second half we have put a game on with seven trialists, we have come out and again given a good account of ourselves.
"The third goal was a bit of a fortunate deflection but it's not all about the result, it's not really important, it's all about the performance and getting out of the game what we want and we certainly got that" added Law.
The Reds boss was also pleased with the contributions of the new boys, especially considering it is the first time they have all played together.
"I thought Michael Wylde came in and did well, Westwood looked good, Tom Shaw looked decent, Bradley Wood defensively looked more than ok and Kristian Ramsey-Dickson does what he does and has gone and scored again.
"Aaron Webster came on and to be fair to Aaron he is two weeks behind with training. He has come in for his first session on Tuesday and did some running. He is a million miles away and that's why we only gave him the 30 minutes today.
"But you can see he is a quality player and if we can sort something out and we can get him fit, we can hopefully can get into a position whereby we can do something with him" ended the Reds boss.